Calendar Girl: Julie London for February

Like so many people, I definitely suffer from seasonal depression this time of year. No month brings me lower than February. With apologies to all with birthdays this month, I have always considered February the worst month of the year. I am not alone in this opinion. Yes there’s Valentine’s Day, but that “holiday” is … Continue reading Calendar Girl: Julie London for February

A Sampling of Movies with Big Anniversaries This Year

As always, a new year brings with it new, milestone anniversaries. For instance, 2023 is the twentieth anniversary of Lost in Translation (2003), the thirtieth anniversary of Dazed and Confused (1993), and the fortieth anniversary of Scarface (1983). It’s also the twenty-fifth anniversary of The Last Days of Disco (1998), the thirty-fifth anniversary of two … Continue reading A Sampling of Movies with Big Anniversaries This Year

Calendar Girl: Julie London for January

In a career spanning more than forty years, Julie London (September 26, 1926 – October 18, 2000) was an American singer and actress. Members of my generation may remember her best as nurse Dixie McCall in the popular 1970s television drama Emergency! London was in her late 40s when she took on the role and, … Continue reading Calendar Girl: Julie London for January

Queen Bettie: Fishnet Friday

While Bettie Page was most notorious for rocking silk stockings, often with garter belts and sky high heels, she wasn’t averse to wearing the occasional pair of fishnet tights either. And, unsurprisingly, she rocked those like nobody’s business too. I highly recommend this interesting history of fishnet tights from a few years ago, which mentions … Continue reading Queen Bettie: Fishnet Friday

Queen Bettie: Attack of the 50 Foot Bettie

With this ongoing series celebrating the historical, cultural, and artistic importance of Bettie Page, I’m trying to honor the legacy of a real, honest-to-goodness icon. There aren’t many of those, truly, in our popular culture. What I’m really doing with these posts is celebrating Bettie’s legacy as an artist and not so much delving into … Continue reading Queen Bettie: Attack of the 50 Foot Bettie